21-year-old man fractures spine at trampoline park in Chester

George Magraw jumped from a four metre high platform

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A trampoline park attraction has been closed after a 21-year-old suffered spinal injuries jumping on it.

George Magraw was bouncing on 'tower jump' - in which visitors leap from a 4m-high platform into a foam pit.

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Despite claiming he followed Flip Out's safety advice to land in a seated position when launching from the tower, he shattered his vertebrae.

He has been forced to have surgery where doctors insert a metal disc into his spine.

Credits: Chester Chronicle

George Magraw (left) from Ellesmere Port alongside his brother Phil Chester Chronicle

The young man faces months of recovery after the accident at the park in Chester on February 1.

Flip Out, in Chester Gates Business Park, has now voluntarily shut the 'tower jump' attraction, Liverpool Echo reports.

Cheshire West and Chester Council has revealed it is now investigating Flip Out Chester, which also has 200 trampolines and a Ninja Warrior-style obstacle course, amid safety concerns after multiple reports of injuries, the Chester Chronicle reports .

Cllr Karen Shore, cabinet member for environment, said: "We are investigating reports of accidents which led to three people being injured at Flip Out Chester.

"The company has voluntarily closed its tower jump while investigations are ongoing."

Credits: Chester Chronicle

Trampolines at Flip Out Chester at Ellesmere Port Chester Chronicle

Flip Out Chester opened on December 10 and has been described as the biggest park of its kind in the country.

A spokesman for the company said last week that an internal investigation was launched immediately on Wednesday – the day George was injured – in light of 'a number of incidents' that day.

The spokesman added: "Since opening in December, around 80,000 people have visit Flip Out Chester and we have an excellent safety record.

"Safety is our number one priority, and we strive to ensure that everyone who visits can enjoy all of the activities in a safe environment."

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